|Dress: Handmade (Christine Haynes Emery w/gathered skirt)|
|Shoes: Irregular Choice 'Oz'|
|Clutch bag: bought from a blog sale|
Well, I guess it's a half Emery - the bodice half. For the skirt I just made a gathered skirt, the width of my fabric (which was 45in) and gathered it to fit my waist / bodice.
This fabric was one of my finds on a recent trip to Birmingham, from Fancy Silk Store, which I'd been unaware of before but was a veritable treasure trove of decently-priced fabrics. My eye was drawn to the print and I ignored the fact that the background was white. Luckily, I have quite the stash of cotton sheets which I am recycling into linings, so I chose a nice thick one and lined the skirt as well as the bodice. The only slight issue with this was that when it came to gathering the skirt, I worried that the waist ended up being rather thick and that it makes me look larger around the waist than usual.
I wondered about which shoes to team with this dress, but the green in the print sort of lent itself to a pair of bright green shoes, so I dug out these Oz heels. And this cute puppy dog clutch bag was something I'd not taken out with me at all since buying it from Emily's blog sale a few months ago.